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Winners 2018

Below is a list of the 2018 WINNERS in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. The children's books were read and judged by children in 8 UK primary and secondary schools, the adult books by 2 Reading Groups, 1 in London and 1 in Stockholm. The books were marked according to EDITING, THEME, STYLE, COVER and, in the case of many of the children's books, ILLUSTRATIONS.

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If you happen to be looking for a good read, the readers at The Wishing Shelf Awards thoroughly recommend the following:

Real Jungle Tales  by Jesse Byrd
Gold

Real Jungle Tales
Author: Jesse Byrd
Illustrator: Andressa Meissner
The Wrong Stripes by Arjun Rihan
Gold

The Wrong Stripes
Author: Arjun Rihan
Dinner on the Doorstep by Elizabeth Cummings
Silver

Dinner on the Doorstep
Author: Elizabeth Cummings
Golden Sparkles: An Introduction to Mindfulness by Catarina R Peterson
Silver

Golden Sparkles: An Introduction to Mindfulness
Author: Catarina R Peterson
Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops by Lisa Anne Novelline
Silver

Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops
Author: Lisa Anne Novelline
Splat! by Robin Bennett
Bronze

Splat!
Author: Robin Bennett
What on earth is under my bed?  by Laura Quinn
Bronze

What on earth is under my bed?
Author: Laura Quinn

Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life by Bryan R. Johnson
Gold

Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life
Author: Bryan R. Johnson
Cody the Pony Goes to Pony Club by Michelle Path
Silver

Cody the Pony Goes to Pony Club
Author: Michelle Path
Big Fish Dreams by Lori Peelen
Bronze

Big Fish Dreams
Author: Lori Peelen
Nibbler & Captain Make Peace by Kathy J. Perry
Bronze

Nibbler & Captain Make Peace
Author: Kathy J. Perry
Tricky Times by Laura Irelan
Bronze

Tricky Times
Author: Laura Irelan

My Dad, the Earth Warrior, by Gary Haq
Gold

My Dad, the Earth Warrior,
Author: Gary Haq
The Time Hunters by Carl Ashmore
Silver

The Time Hunters
Author: Carl Ashmore
FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club 2 by Alex Hallatt
Bronze

FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club 2
Author: Alex Hallatt
In the Shadow of the Sphinx by A K Wallis
Bronze

In the Shadow of the Sphinx
Author: A K Wallis
The Snow Witch by Rosie Boyes
Bronze

The Snow Witch
Author: Rosie Boyes

Fury Frayed by Melissa Haag
Gold

Fury Frayed
Author: Melissa Haag
Hexborn by A M Manay
Silver

Hexborn
Author: A M Manay
Snowsisters by Tom Wilinsky & Jen Sternick
Silver

Snowsisters
Author: Tom Wilinsky & Jen Sternick
Jack Gregson & The Forgotten Portal by Peter Wilson
Bronze

Jack Gregson & The Forgotten Portal
Author: Peter Wilson
The Devil's Poetry by Louise Cole
Bronze

The Devil's Poetry
Author: Louise Cole

Pas De Deux: A Dance For Two by Lynn Turner
Gold

Pas De Deux: A Dance For Two
Author: Lynn Turner
The Tree That Grew Through Iron by McKenzie Austin
Gold

The Tree That Grew Through Iron
Author: McKenzie Austin
A Contrary Wind by Lona Manning
Silver

A Contrary Wind
Author: Lona Manning
Apotheosis by Joshua Edward Smith
Silver

Apotheosis
Author: Joshua Edward Smith
Survivor’s Dawn by Ashley Warren
Silver

Survivor’s Dawn
Author: Ashley Warren
Behind the Fan by Caroline Walken
Bronze

Behind the Fan
Author: Caroline Walken
Bocas by Thomas M. Barron
Bronze

Bocas
Author: Thomas M. Barron
Resonance by Jennifer Greenhall
Bronze

Resonance
Author: Jennifer Greenhall
Sally by J Schlenker
Bronze

Sally
Author: J Schlenker
The Storyteller’s Throne by Jocelyn Bates
Bronze

The Storyteller’s Throne
Author: Jocelyn Bates

Blemished but not Broken by Kay Kinsley Adams
Gold

Blemished but not Broken
Author: Kay Kinsley Adams
Addicted to Hate by Lucia Mann
Silver

Addicted to Hate
Author: Lucia Mann
Failing Students or Failing Schools? by Faith Borkowsky
Silver

Failing Students or Failing Schools?
Author: Faith Borkowsky
Common Questions Children Ask About Puberty by Lori A. Reichel
Bronze

Common Questions Children Ask About Puberty
Author: Lori A. Reichel
Internet of Things: Digitize or Die by Nicolas Windpassinger
Bronze

Internet of Things: Digitize or Die
Author: Nicolas Windpassinger

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Peter the Picky Polar Bear
What kind of polar bear
doesn’t like fish?
Amazon


Stormy Weather
The story of a boy who
joined the Marines
Amazon


Were You Born for Such a Time?
A "must read" for every teen
and all who know a teen!
www.carolynhayes.net


Kringleset Chronicles
A magical fantasy adventure,
think Christmas meets Narnia.
Amazon


I AM ME
Sensitive picture book 3-7,
profit spent on child refugees
www.suehamptonauthor.co.uk


Inconvenient Memories
An intimate account of a
modern Chinese social tragedy
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Cosmic Playbook for Writers
Boost Your Creativity,
Resilience & Passion
Amazon


CALEDONIA
Historical Novel, Scotland,
Adventure, Romance, Mystery
www.amazon.com


How Much Big Is the Sky
A memoir of a mother's love
and unfathomable loss.
Amazon


REMARKABLE WOMEN IN VERSE
Rosa Parks, Helen Keller and
F Nightingale in rhyming verse
Amazon


Uncle Greg's Treasure [Novel]
Around the World
in 51 Riddles
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Practice Makes Better
Beautifully illustrated book
to foster growth mindset.
Amazon


The Melody of Three
1815. And the fate of worlds
is in Rein's hands.
www.amazon.com


IMAGINE THAT
WINNER/GOLD MEDAL
Children's Books Ages 6-8
www.amazon.com


From Under the Sun
A time travel adventure
with multi-age appeal!
Amazon


Viking Voyager, Iceland Memoir
A lively memoir that captures
the heart and soul of Iceland
Amazon


Home Alone Harry
Children picture book showing
how to care for a family dog
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Early Myths
Greek myths
for young kids
www.amazon.com


Cosmic Playbook for Writers
Daily creative inspiration and
mindfulness tools for authors.
Amazon


Sometimes Lovin' is Hurtful
A love song on repressed
love. Straight-gay.
www.amazon.com


Everything All At Once
Teenage life (with a playlist)
Listen while you read.
www.amazon.co.uk


COLONY
A mist-shrouded island with
an ancient terror at its heart
www.benjamin-cross.com


Limerick Comics
Lighthearted, original with
lots of exciting facts!
www.limerickcomics.com


FACE, A MEMOIR
A harrowing and life-affirming
memoir. It will draw you in.
Amazon





Grumpy & Lumpy Bears
A story in verse with
original antique photographs.
www.amazon.com


Anya and her Wings
'Enchanting! A FINALIST
and highly recommended' TheWSA
www.amazon.co.uk


The Young Testament - preteen
A kids’-eye view
of the Jesus story!
www.amazon.com


The Mithras Conspiracy
Corpse of a Vatican scholar
floating in the Tiber!
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